1696 Project Manager II

  • Full Time
  • St. Paul

Website Minnesota Historical Society

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JOB TITLE: #1696 Project Manager II

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center – 345 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102 SALARY: $3,912.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,088 annual hours) position.

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in the State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays.

DEPARTMENT: Heritage Preservation, Planning & Outreach

CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional


HIRING MANAGER: Manager, Capital Planning & Management

POSTING DATE: October 19, 2022

DEADLINE DATE: November 2, 2022

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to plan, organize and manage preservation, restoration, repair, and construction projects at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) properties. The Project Manager II position manages and supports projects at MNHS historic sites by managing project planning, budgeting, project files, reporting, and drawings and ensures compliance with records management standards in Capital Planning and Management files in both MNHS network and Google folders.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Serves as Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager on assigned projects, managing Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration capital projects in the most efficient and cost effective manner to preserve MNHS historic properties; 2) Manage contracting and purchasing and maintain up to date budget summaries for all assigned projects in strict accordance with budget limits; 3) Provide support for Capital Management & Planning operation through administrative support, records management and communications; 4) Contribute to the continued professional development and best practices at all MNHS historic properties; and 5) Establish and promote internal communications of the work of Capital Planning & Management and the Heritage Preservation, Planning, & Outreach department among MNHS staff, volunteers, interns, and other stakeholders.


● Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, construction, construction management, historic preservation, or a related field or equivalent experience.

● Knowledge and ability to read, understand, and explain construction documents and construction contract management principles.

● Knowledge and skill in verbal, written, and graphic communication sufficient to work with diverse groups of people.

● Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and all aspects of Google suite.

● Strong organization and documentation skills.

● Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve.

● Demonstrated positive customer service skills.

● Demonstrated ability to multitask, work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities.

● Demonstrated ability to work independently and take individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment.

● Strong detail orientation with the ability to synthesize and organize complex information and maintain/upgrade systems and processes.


● Master’s degree in historic preservation

● Experience working with architects, consultants, contractors, and a wide variety of technicians and professionals.

● Experience working and collaborating with Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

● Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation and how to interpret these standards.

● Familiarity with the National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs.

● Knowledge in construction trades, preservation, and restoration of historic buildings.

Should you have questions with the application process, email humanresources@mnhs.org.

At MNHS, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. The Minnesota Historical Society believes that an inclusive culture among our team members is critical to our success as a historical society and museum, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.mnhs.org.